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  • Gluing up the top width:800;;height:450
  • Cutting it out width:530;;height:800
  • Nice! width:477;;height:720
  • Cutting the rosette channel width:477;;height:720
  • Good job! width:477;;height:720
  • Dry fitting the Rosette width:477;;height:720
  • Gluing the rosette width:477;;height:720
  • Gluing the back reinforcement strip width:800;;height:451
  • Back reinforcement strip ready for shaping width:800;;height:531
  • Shaping the back reinforcement strip width:800;;height:531
  • Looking good! width:800;;height:531
  • Notching the back reinforcing strip to except the back braces width:800;;height:531
  • Notching the back reinforcing strip to except the back braces width:800;;height:531
  • Ready for glue! width:800;;height:531
  • Back braces are fitted and ready for gluing width:800;;height:531
  • Gluing the back braces width:800;;height:531
  • Back is complete! width:800;;height:531
  • Back is complete! width:800;;height:531
  • Sound hole reinforcement patch width:800;;height:531
  • Dry fitting the sound hole reinforcement patch width:800;;height:531
  • Gluing the sound hole reinforcement patch width:800;;height:531
  • Gluing the first set of braces width:800;;height:531
  • Shaping the braces width:530;;height:800
  • Shaping the braces width:530;;height:800
  • Shaping the braces width:530;;height:800
  • Gluing the second set of braces width:800;;height:531
  • Shaping the braces width:800;;height:531
  • Gluing the x-brace width:530;;height:800
  • Shaping the x-brace width:530;;height:800
  • Completed top width:530;;height:800
  • Completed top width:530;;height:800
  • Thicknessing the sides width:800;;height:531
  • Nice! width:800;;height:531
  • Moistening the sides before going into the side bender width:800;;height:530
  • Into the side bender width:800;;height:531
  • Bent side coming out of the side bender width:800;;height:530
  • Bent sides put into the mold width:500;;height:755
  • Gotta take a break sometime! width:800;;height:530
  • Gluing the heel and end blocks width:800;;height:530
  • Tapering the sides width:800;;height:530
  • Sanding the sides into a perfect dome with my 15' radius dish width:800;;height:530
  • Gluing on the kerfing width:800;;height:530
  • You can't ever have enough clamps! width:800;;height:530
  • Kerfing installed and sanded width:800;;height:530
  • Marking for the positions of the back braces and side struts width:800;;height:530
  • Gluing the side struts width:800;;height:530
  • Tapering the side strut ends width:800;;height:530
  • Prepairing the back to fit the sides width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting pockets to receive the back brace ends width:800;;height:530
  • Dry fitting the back...A good fit the first try!.. Happy!! width:800;;height:530
  • Label is applied width:800;;height:530
  • Gluing on the back width:800;;height:530
  • Again... you can never have enough clamps! width:800;;height:530
  • Top is signed width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting pockets for the top brace ends width:800;;height:530
  • Top glued and clamped width:800;;height:530
  • Out of the mold! width:800;;height:530
  • Out of the mold! width:800;;height:530
  • With the top and back excess trimmed width:530;;height:800
  • With the top and back excess trimmed width:530;;height:800
  • Scraping the sides flat width:530;;height:800
  • After scraping the sides width:530;;height:800
  • Cutting the binding channels width:530;;height:800
  • Binding the top width:530;;height:800
  • Binding the back width:530;;height:800
  • Binding installed! width:530;;height:800
  • Cutting the end graft channel width:530;;height:800
  • Dry fitting the end graft width:530;;height:800
  • End graft glued, scraped, and sanded width:530;;height:800
  • With the binding scraped and a final sanding the body is complete! width:530;;height:800
  • With the binding scraped and a final sanding the body is complete! width:530;;height:800
  • Time to make the neck. Planing the headstock flat width:800;;height:530
  • Marking the heel for length and angle width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Sanding the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Routing for the truss-rod width:800;;height:530
  • Perfect! width:800;;height:530
  • Applying glue for the headstock veneer width:800;;height:530
  • Special spredding tool width:800;;height:530
  • applying the headstock veneer width:800;;height:530
  • Clamping the headstock veneer width:800;;height:530
  • clamping the headstock veneer width:800;;height:530
  • Rough shaping the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Rough shaping the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Nice! width:800;;height:530
  • Laying out the neck shape width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting out the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting out the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting out the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Good job! width:800;;height:530
  • Sanding headstock into final shape width:800;;height:530
  • Sanding headstock into final shape width:800;;height:530
  • Setting the neck angle width:800;;height:530
  • Opening the neck mortise width:530;;height:800
  • Opening the neck mortise width:530;;height:800
  • Opening the neck mortise width:530;;height:800
  • Opening the neck mortise width:530;;height:800
  • Done! width:530;;height:800
  • Gluing the heal-cap width:530;;height:800
  • Gluing the heal-cap width:530;;height:800
  • Gluing the heal-cap width:530;;height:800
  • Cutting a channel for the headstock binding width:800;;height:530
  • Cutting a channel for the headstock binding width:800;;height:530
  • Binding the headstock width:800;;height:530
  • Binding the headstock width:800;;height:530
  • Binding the headstock width:800;;height:530
  • Binding the headstock width:800;;height:530
  • Binding the headstock width:800;;height:530
  • Sanding the binding flush width:800;;height:530
  • Not bad! width:800;;height:530
  • Making sure it all lines up before gluing the fingerboard width:800;;height:530
  • Gluing the fingerboard width:800;;height:530
  • Gluing the fingerboard width:800;;height:530
  • Routing the neck flush with the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Clean! width:800;;height:530
  • Thicknessing the headstock width:800;;height:530
  • Thicknessing the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Thicknessing the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Shaping the volute width:800;;height:530
  • Shaping the heel width:800;;height:530
  • width:800;;height:530
  • Marking out some guide-lines for carving the neck width:800;;height:530
  • Marking out some guide-lines for carving the neck width:800;;height:530
  • width:800;;height:530
  • Removing some waste from the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Carving the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Carving the heel width:800;;height:530
  • Removing waste with the drawknife width:800;;height:530
  • Removing waste with the drawknife width:800;;height:530
  • Shaping with a rasp width:800;;height:530
  • Final sanding width:800;;height:530
  • Neck is done! width:530;;height:800
  • Neck is done! width:530;;height:800
  • First sealer coat width:800;;height:550
  • After 8 coats of lacquer width:800;;height:530
  • sanding the lacquer before polishing width:800;;height:603
  • Buffing it out width:800;;height:583
  • Shiny enough? width:800;;height:716
  • Ready for the neck. width:800;;height:530
  • The neck is bolted on and the fingerboard extention is glued and clamped. width:800;;height:530
  • The Bridge is glued and clamped with my cool vacuum bridge clamp. width:800;;height:530
  • The frets are hammered in. width:800;;height:530
  • The nut is thicknessed to fit the nut slot. width:800;;height:530
  • The nut is shaped width:800;;height:530
  • The nut is sloted for strings width:800;;height:530
  • After fashioning the saddle from a bone blank it is inserted into the bridge width:800;;height:530
  • Then it's time to string it up! width:800;;height:530
  • Complete! width:800;;height:530
  • Ready for delivery! width:672;;height:800
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